Day Eight: Exhaustion

I didn’t stitch today.

I had every intention of doing so, but from the moment I woke up, my head was in one of those horrid not-awake-enough fogs.  I fought all morning to feel better with more coffee, then a good lunch… and nothing was kicking the feeling.

Erich generally takes Max upstairs after lunch for a nap, and today was no different.  About a half-hour after they went upstairs, I decided to join them.  Both boys were asleep on the bed.  I just crawled in and crashed out.

I woke up three hours later (the same time as Max did).  I guess today was a sleep catch-up day.

The rest of today has been a battle of laundry, getting Max in the bath (and keeping an eye on him), supper, and now preparations for bedtime myself.  Erich’s upstairs getting Max to bed.  We’ll watch the new episode of Outlander, I’ll take a shower, and then sack out.

Since I didn’t stitch today, I’ll revisit one of the many Stitcher Blogging Questions from a WIPocalypse check-in that I never answered.  This one comes from October 2016:

What pattern (or designer) is on your must-try-to-stitch bucket list?

I have one of each.

The first – a pattern, is And They Sinned from Examplar Dames Design Co.  I think this is one of those bucket list projects that I’ve looked at for years, but it is so insanely big.  I have seen a version of it completed, and it’s stunning.  Absolutely stunning.  And absolutely huge.  I mean, my goodness – the cut of linen listed at Traditional Stitches is only about 10 inches shorter than I am.

The other, a designer, is Long Dog Samplers.  I love the blend of traditional and modern.  The big group “if you can survive it” stitch-a-long piece is Death by Cross Stitch, which I do have on my list to do.  I have the chart for Bhyr Deeze in my stash with all of the DMC, and planned on starting it years ago… and then a baby happened.  So that’s somewhere on the list, too.

As you can see… I’m an unrepentant Big Ass Project (BAP) lover.  The upside – they’re absolutely beautiful when completed.  The downside- they take me forever to do, so I have fewer finishes.

Back to work tomorrow, but since it’s a school holiday, I’m hoping to take an actual lunch hour since many folks will be out in my office.  Maybe I’ll get some stitching done at lunch!

Good night,



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  1. Robin in Virginia says:

    Glad you were able to get in a nap; your body must have needed it. Hope you have a good week!

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